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Department of Economics

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give OVERVIEW

The Department of Economics at Vanderbilt is deeply engaged in all of the core scholarly missions: research, teaching and service. Faculty members, as well as students at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral level, are involved in research that expands the boundaries of basic knowledge and contributes to the development of informed and effective economic policy. Faculty members publish regularly in peer-reviewed journals and books, and obtain research support from external granting agencies such as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. Faculty members staff three very active academic programs. First, undergraduate offerings in Economics are highly-valued, as evidenced by the fact that there are more undergraduate majors and minors in Economics than in any other department in the College of Arts and Sciences. Second, the Graduate Program in Economic Development offers a master’s degree in economics that focuses on the problems and opportunities facing developing economies. This is one of the first such programs in the U.S., having been in operation for over 50 years. Third, the Ph.D. program offers advanced training leading to careers in academia, consulting, or government. The placement of these three different kinds of students in careers, government positions, and academic institutions around the world results in a global network of Vanderbilt economics alumni and widespread recognition of the quality of the department’s academic programs. Finally, many faculty members serve as editors, or as members of editorial boards, of peer-reviewed journals, and as members of boards of directors for academic professional associations. While maintaining approximately the same size in terms of total personnel, the Department continues to improve significantly in terms of its stature and reputation within the profession due to the unflagging efforts of its members and its chairs, and with the support of the Dean’s office. In what follows, we will describe how you can support the ongoing work of the Department of Economics and the research efforts of its students.

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS FUNDS

Donors may specify that their gift is given in honor of a particular person, place, event, or organization which deserves respect or thanks.  Their gifts will be appropriately acknowledged and their honoree recognized and informed of their gift. 

  • The Department of Economics Gift Fund provides support for any worthy activity related to the department and its programs.  Projects or activities that the department may use discretionary gifts to fund or support include naming or endowing professorships; graduate fellowships and stipend supplements to attract especially able students; events promoting effective research and teaching by faculty members; and speakers of professional and public interest. 
  • The Economics Doctoral Student Research Fund provides support for the research activities of Ph.D. students, including summer research support; travel support for the collection of data; subject compensation fees for experiments; other costs of acquiring or accessing data; costs of computer time for computational projects; specialized software; and travel support to present completed work at major professional meetings.
  • The James S. and Rosemary Worley Fund provides scholarship support to students in the Graduate Program in Economic Development.
  • The John J. Siegfried Economics Honors Student Research Fund provides support for the research activities of undergraduate Honors students, including travel support for the collection of data and other costs of acquiring or accessing data.

TO CONTRIBUTE ONLINE

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Under “Special Comments” please designate “Dept. of Economics Gift Fund” or the specific fund to which you wish to contribute (e.g., The Economics Doctoral Student Research Fund, The James S. and Rosemary Worley Fund, or the John J. Siegfried Economics Honors Student Research Fund).

Please send an email to the Department Chair indicating the amount and intent of your gift as well so that it may be appropriately acknowledged.

TO CONTRIBUTE BY CHECK

Please send a check to:

The College of Arts and Science
c/o Gift Processing
Vanderbilt University
VU Station B#357727
Nashville, TN 37235-7727

In the memo line of your check please designate “Dept. of Economics Gift Fund” or the specific fund to which you wish to contribute (e.g., The Economics Doctoral Student Research Fund,  The James S. and Rosemary Worley Fund, or the John J. Siegfried Economics Honors Student Research Fund).   Or, send in a CAS Gift/Pledge Form with your check or pledge.  Print out form here (click here to print in PDF format).

Please send an email to the Department Chair indicating the amount and intent of your gift as well so that it may be appropriately acknowledged.

TO MAKE A PLEDGE

Print a copy of the College of Arts and Science Gift/Pledge Form (click here to print in PDF format) and mail it to:

College of Arts and Science Development Office
Vanderbilt University
Box 356014 Station B
Nashville, TN 37235-6014

TO ARRANGE FOR ACCOUNT TRANSFERS

Please contact:
Gift Processing
(615) 322-2979 (615) 322-2979

GIFTS OF SECURITIES

For information on transferring gifts of securities contact:

Janelle Wilson
VU Station B 357731
2301 Vanderbilt PlaceNashville, TN 37235-7727
Email: stockgifts@mcmail.vanderbilt.edu
Phone: (615) 322-4987 (615) 322-4987
Fax: (615) 343-5367

Please indicate whether securities are held in physical certificate form, in a brokerage account (specify the brokerage firm), or in a mutual fund.

PLANNED GIVING

Please consider including the Department of Economics in your will.  Many of our alumni and faculty have chosen to give back to the College they love in this way, with wonderful results for our students, departments, and programs.  Our planned giving experts can assist you in documenting gifts to the College of Arts and Science from your estate.

Please contact:

Tim Kaltenbach
Planned Giving at Vanderbilt
VU Station B #357756
Nashville, TN  37235-7756
Email:  plannedgiving@vanderbilt.edu
Phone:  (615) 343-3113
Fax: (615) 343-8547

ARRANGE FOR YOUR COMPANY TO MAKE A MATCHING GIFT

If your company or your spouse's company has a matching gift program your gift to the College of Arts and Science may be significantly increased.  Ask your human resources department about the possibility of matching gifts, and send any completed gift forms to us at:

Vanderbilt University
Matching Gifts Coordinator
VU Station B #357727
Nashville, Tennessee 37235-7727

FURTHER INFORMATION

Please contact Jonathan Petty for further information:

Jonathan Petty
Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations
The College of Arts and Science
Vanderbilt University
VU Station B 356014
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN37235-6014
Email: jonathan.petty@vanderbilt.edu
Phone: (615) 343-3118 (615) 343-3118
Fax: (615) 322-7373

VU Economics News

Contact Information:
Economics@Vanderbilt.edu

Phone: (615) 322-2871

Fax: (615) 343-8495

Write to:
Department of Economics
Vanderbilt University
VU Station B, Box #351819
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37235